The surgeon is furious that House would even suggest that he basically execute a woman who's dying well enough on her own anyway. House whips out an envelope full of money -- five grand, with fifteen more to come after the surgery. The surgeon laughs out loud and says he won't be "tanking" his "percentages" for a measly twenty thousand dollars when he makes $600,000 a year. Furthermore, he hopes House and Chase both get fired very unceremoniously. House smiles and says he'll just be going to inform the surgeon's wife that her husband has been sleeping with several nurses, which should cost the surgeon about $300,000 of alimony payments a year. You see, at last year's Christmas party (which I have a really hard time believing House attended), House noticed how familiar Nurse Cutler and the surgeon were with each other. He also noticed the used condom stuck to the surgeon's shoe, which I'm assuming House was checking out because he does, after all, love shoes. House would hate to have to send the surgeon's wife an anonymous letter detailing her husband's exploits, but he does have an OR booked this afternoon that the surgeon is free to use if he wants to avoid this fate. The surgeon agrees to do the surgery. House informs the surgeon that while he may be the "worst transplant surgeon in this hospital," he is the best transplant surgeon who's also cheating on his wife.
Needless to say, Stacy doesn't approve of the bribery and blackmail. House says that if he hadn't done it, Kayla would have died. Instead, she'll have surgery performed by the worst transplant surgeon in the entire hospital who's too stupid not to notice a used condom stuck to his shoe and is doing the surgery under duress. Stacy asks House about "that incident in the parking lot." We cut to a hysterical blonde woman keying the hell out of the surgeon's convertible as he begs her to stop and says he "didn't do anything." House grins that someone sent an anonymous letter to the surgeon's wife. By the way, the surgeon's last name? Ayersman, which just happens to be the same last name of Kayla's daughters' talent show rival, the one whose convertible Kayla threatened to key. Well played, writers.
"You just can't control yourself, can you?" Stacy accuses, obviously no longer talking about Dr. Ayersman. House says that if they're going to discuss this, they might as well drop the pretense of talking about anything other than him stealing Stacy's therapy files. I'd prefer it if they dropped the entire conversation, then, because I really don't want to hear yet another discussion of House and Stacy's feelings for each other, which is exactly what follows. House thinks Stacy's really mad at him because she liked where things were going between them before she found out why House was being so charming to her. He says he is sincerely sorry for that, and that he was stupid. That's a big deal for House to say, but it's not enough for Stacy (nor, do I think, should it have been), and she just walks out. House sighs and turns back to his heretofore unseen patient, who has a stethoscope covering her ears. He wants to tell her a story of a patient named..."Fusan." Hee.